Mom's Meat Loaf Recipe
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Mom's Meat Loaf Recipe

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Mom made this scrumptious main dish frequently when I was growing up. When I first met my husband, he wasn't fond of meat loaf. This is the first meal I prepared for him, and now he requests it often. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 366 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into an 8x4-in. loaf in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar; remove 1/2 cup for sauce. Spread remaining mixture over meat loaf.
  3. Bake 60-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Meat Loaf in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 366 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

Excellent

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

My husband loves meatloaf, this is the first one I have made that his loves

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

I've made this meat loaf several time & never have any left over's.. If I don't have crackers I use oatmeal or break up bread & add a little garlic salt..I add ketchup in meat & top off with sugar & ketchup on top & bake. .very good ! *****

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

What is "rubbed sage?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

I had prepared this meatloaf when it first was featured in Taste of Home! I did make the following adjustments: I used ITALIAN bread crumbs, 1 onion, chopped, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1 cup of Barbecue sauce at that time since I didn't have the ingredients to make regular BBQ sauce! I'd used a meatloaf pan to bake this meatloaf!

I would probably omit the brown sugar in this sauce if I choose to use prepared BBQ sauce and I'd probably omit the Worcestershire sauce since BBQ sauce has all the additions in it already! As I recall, this meatloaf was really good! Thank you for sharing it with Taste of Home! delowenstein

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